WOW Trail

Park City and Deer Valley

The WOW trail connects Park City with Midway and Heber City, making for both a great shuttle run and a pedal-driven connection.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
17 km
Ascent
131 m
Descent
808 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
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WOW Trail Map

Description

The Wasatch Over Wasatch Trail, AKA the WOW Trail, is one of the newest trails in the Park City Area. This relatively long (by Park City standards) trail connects from Park City all the way to Wasatch Mountain State Park, and by extension, the Heber and Midway areas. Many riders choose to shuttle the WOW Trail, making for an incredible shuttle run, but it's also climbable, making for great long-distance ride connections.

While the route shown here is a point-to-point shuttle, the WOW trail isn't all descending. Riders will begin with a stiff climb, but that climb leads to superb singletrack ripping all the way down to the state park far, far below.

“It’s a machine-cut trail but already has an incredible riding line in it," said Scott House of Jans/White Pine Touring in Park City, in an article published on Singletracks.com. "It travels through a couple different environments from aspen groves and pine forests to high desert and scrub oak forests. Lots of flow with just the right amount of tech and challenge to keep it fun for most abilities. "

Sources: http://www.utahoutside.com/2016/07/mountain-biking-the-wow-trail-at-wasatch-mountain-state-park/ https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/newest-trails-10-best-us-mountain-bike-destinations/4/

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Shuttle-run
  • Roots
  • Tabletops
  • Rock Gardens

Equipment required

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